1625 East 12th Street
The Dalles, OR 97058

(541) 298-4072
Fax: (541) 298-6912

Coronavirus Update

Dear Patients and Families of Bickler Orthodontics,

In an effort to “flatten the curve” and prevent the spread of COVID-19, we will suspend normal business operations as of today, March 17th, 2020, until further notice based on strong recommendations provided by the CDC, ADA, and OSHA. Though we hope to return to normal business hours June 15th, the situation is evolving and guidelines continue to change.

We appreciate your understanding and patience as we determine the best way to keep our families, team, and the greater population safe.

If you or your child had an upcoming scheduled appointment, we will be in touch to reschedule once we have a better idea of what our schedule will be as soon as we receive notice from the Governor.

Please disregard any automated appointment reminders for appointments occurring prior to June 15th.

If you have an emergent appointment scheduled and are not feeling well, have a fever, or a dry cough, you will need to reschedule.

If you’re experiencing an orthodontic emergency that prevents you from eating, or is a result of trauma, call our office at 541-298-4072 and choose option #7 to be connected to the person on call.

Thank you for supporting our community in this difficult time.

Please see Governer Kate Brown's Executive Order below for more detailed information. 

March 20, 2020

 

*IMPORTANT Governor Executive Order*

 

Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued Executive Order No. 20-10 Thursday. The Executive Order:

 

·Requires dentists, along with other health care providers, to cease all elective and non-urgent procedures, effective immediately and no later than March 23rd through June 15th

·Procedures are exempt if a three-month delay in the procedure or surgery would put the patient at risk of irreversible harm.

·Irreversible harm includes, but is not limited to:

·Threat to the patient’s life

·Threat of irreversible harm to the patient’s physical or mental health

·Threat of permanent dysfunction of an extremity or organ system

·Risk of metastasis or progression of staging

·Risk of rapidly worsening to severe symptoms (time sensitive)

·Requires by March 27th that dentists, along with other health care providers, identify any “surplus PPE” to the state and arrange for delivery of supplies.

·Providers shall notify the state’s PPE Coordinator by calling 971-900-9952

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